7-day time frame for reporting discrepancies in exam papers: UPSC

Candidates appearing for examinations conducted by Union Public Service Commission will have seven days to report mistakes or discrepancies in questions prepared for the tests.

The fixing of a time frame of seven days comes against the backdrop of the UPSC getting representations after a long time. The representation must only be submitted online and no representation by post or by hand will be entertained. Aspirants can mail their complaints to examination-upsc@gov.in.

"For each examination, a time frame of seven days (a week) from the next day of the examination date to 6 pm of the seventh day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to the commission on the questions asked in the papers of that examination," the UPSC said.

Giving an example, the UPSC said if an examination is conducted on March 1, then a candidate can make his/her representation by 6 pm of March 8.

For an examination conducted on two or more days, the dates on which the paper of that examination are held, will be the crucial reckoning date for making representation on the questions appeared in those papers.

"No representation will be entertained under any circumstances after this window of seven days is over," the UPSC said.

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